Westminster group's carnival to raise funds for Dutterer's Park


February 10, 1997|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DID YOU feel that warm breeze? It brushed across my face like a whisper, like a promise of good weather. Then it was gone.

Weather like that reminds me of summer, and summer reminds me of carnivals.

But we don't have to wait until summer to find a carnival. Westminster Junior Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its first Winter Carnival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 21, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 22.

The event is being held to raise funds for the proposed Dutterer's Park in Westminster.

Organizer Lisa Myers said the carnival promises to be a ton of fun.

"We have three kiddie rides," she said of the indoor event. "We'll have a dunk booth, craft vendors, information booths, games, bake tables and entertainment. There will also be a raffle with a variety of prizes. We have new bicycles and a membership to the new rec council family center."

Myers added, "For food, we have pit beef, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, funnel cakes, cotton candy, nachos and drinks like hot chocolate and cold drinks."

Entertainment is being donated by local residents and groups, and will include song and dance acts, country, pop, Top 40, gospel vocalists, a local chorus, jazz musicians and cloggers.

Dutterer's Park is to be located on Monroe Street, behind West Middle School.

Plans include a walk and jog track to surround the 6-acre park, a baseball field, field hockey area, ice skating rink, tot lot and gazebo with a picnic area.

Myers said vendor spaces for the carnival are available.

"We still have openings," she said, "and we'd like to get a few more crafters in."

Vendor spaces cost $50 for two days.

To rent a space, or for information, call 857-8563 or 857-4726.

Pub Date: 2/10/97

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